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IAEA's number two arrives in Tehran

The UN atomic watchdog's Deputy Director General, Olli Heinonen, arrived in Tehran for a two-day visit to discuss the nuclear controversy.

world Updated: Aug 07, 2008 11:21 IST

The UN atomic watchdog's deputy director general, Olli Heinonen, arrived in Tehran on Thursday for a two-day visit to discuss the nuclear controversy, a source in the Iranian atomic energy organsation told AFP.

The visit comes as the six world powers agreed Wednesday to consider new sanctions on Iran after Tehran, according to the United States and Britain, gave an ambiguous answer to their latest demand to freeze key nuclear work.